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Thinking – learning

Weekly Emails

Three years behind the podcast mic

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Understanding science

The importance of red teams

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” —Richard Feynman

Mental models

#96 – David Epstein: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world

“Sometimes the things you can do to cause the most rapid appearance of short-term progress can undermine long-term development.” — David Epstein

Mental models

The pleasure of finding things out

Why do those last few “O”s in a bowl of Cheerios tend to clump together in the middle of the bowl or around the edges?

Fasting

#80 – Celebrity AMA with Apolo Ohno and Sasha Cohen: Fasting, rapamycin, performance vs. longevity, and more

“I am obsessed with knowing stuff. There’s just no denying it.” — Peter Attia

Exercise

#73 – AMA #9: NAD & metformin, fat-burning zone, creatine, estrogenization of men, emergency kit for cold & flu, and more

“The sky is blue, and the trees are green; therefore, I should eat cyanide.” — Peter Attia on the type of brilliant logic people use to suggest you burn more calories while sleeping vs. exercising

Aging

#66 – Vamsi Mootha, M.D.: Aging, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease – do all roads lead to mitochondria?

“We have 300 different forms of monogenic mitochondrial diseases. . .and these are terrible diseases and we need therapies for them. . .but it’s also our hope that studying some of them will provide insights into the common form of aging as well.” —Vamsi Mootha

Mental models

#60 – Annie Duke, decision strategist: Poker as a model system for life—how to improve decision making, use frameworks for learning, and apply ‘backcasting’ to boost your odds for future success

“We don’t want [people] to be afraid of the bad outcomes. . .because we would like people to be innovative and push against the status quo because that’s how we move forward as a society, as a business, as an individual.” — Annie Duke

Exercise

#29 – Apolo Anton Ohno: 8-time Olympic medalist – extreme training, discipline, pursuing perfection, and responding to adversity

“I loved to do stuff that people thought was completely obscene and crazy . . . my races were won before I got to the start line . . . they just knew that I was completely off my rocker. I was not in the same headspace as them.” —Apolo Ohno

Treatments

#26 – AMA #3: supplements, women’s health, patient care, and more

“In case you haven’t guessed yet, there’s been a lot of drug traffic on the beach. And I’m not talking about Robitussin and No-Doze. I’m talking about the hard stuff, and a lot of it. I’ve been trying to find out who’s behind it. It hasn’t been easy. I don’t shower much.” —Irwin M. Fletcher

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